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Brazil miner Vale employees arrested after Brumadinho dam disaster: Globonews report

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Seven employees of Brazilian miner Vale SA have been arrested following the deadly collapse of the company’s Brumadinho dam in...

Fire alarms ‘faulty’ at Delhi blaze hotel, prompting mass reinspections

By Alasdair Pal NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A hotel that caught fire in the Indian capital on Tuesday, killing 17 people, passed safety checks 14...

Zimbabwe set to retrieve trapped illegal miners, more casualties expected

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean authorities are expected to start retrieving trapped illegal gold miners on Friday but none are expected to have survived flooding...

At least 23 illegal Zimbabwean gold miners feared dead after shafts...

HARARE (Reuters) – At least 23 illegal miners are trapped and feared dead in Zimbabwe after shafts and underground tunnels they were working in...

Supply vessel sinks in Singapore waters, crew rescued

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said on Thursday that a small supply and personnel vessel with three Indonesian crew members...

Three Americans among five killed in Kenya plane crash: source

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A light plane crashed in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley region on Wednesday, killing five people including three Americans, a police source...

Bombs damage Colombia’s Mansoya and Cano Limon pipelines

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol reported two bomb attacks on its pipelines on Tuesday – the first caused a fire on...

Deadly stampede in Nigeria at political rally days ahead of election

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) – A number of people were killed in a stampede at a rally in support of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, local...

Brazil environment minister blasted for calling murdered Amazon defender ‘irrelevant’

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian environmental groups on Tuesday blasted President Jair Bolsonaro’s environment minister after he dismissed the murdered Amazon rain...

Fire in Delhi hotel kills at least nine, raises questions of...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A fire swept through a hotel in New Delhi early on Tuesday, killing at least nine people, the fire brigade...
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